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Dr. Allen Herbert Bar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
301 South 8th Street, The Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 4a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Bar's specialty is general surgery. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia General Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bar include rectal cancer, leiomyosarcoma, and paget's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bar has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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All Interests: Leiomyosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Major Kenneth Lee IV, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Major Lee works as a surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Small Bowel Resection, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht practices surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schuricht include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Schuricht has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Lockwood Kirkland, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Spruce Street, Garfield Duncan Building; Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matt Kirkland is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Dr. Kirkland's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Kirkland is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkland takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kirkland has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issues in 2002 and 2010 - 2017.

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All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary B Korus, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Korus' area of specialization is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Korus include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Korus's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korus has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing specializes in surgery and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Wernsing honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

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What is Small Bowel Resection?

Small bowel resection is a surgical procedure performed to remove all or part of the small intestine. The small intestine absorbs nutrients from food and passes waste to the large bowel. Tumors or conditions such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease can cause injury to the intestine or lead to blockage. To allow your small intestine to function normally, surgery to remove part of the intestine may be necessary.

Small bowel resection can be done through either a laparoscopic or open approach. If you are having a laparoscopic small bowel resection, your surgeon will make multiple small incisions on your abdomen and insert a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. If you are having an open small bowel resection, a large cut is made on the abdomen to expose the intestine. A laparoscopic small bowel resection is associated with less pain and requires a shorter recovery period, but depending on your condition, you may have to undergo an open procedure.

After making the necessary incisions, your surgeon will remove the targeted portion of the intestine and then perform an anastomosis. Depending on the amount of intestine left, an anastomosis may involve your surgeon either joining together the ends of the intestine or creating a stoma, which is an opening in the abdomen. In this procedure, called an ileostomy, the end of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the opening in the abdominal wall. A drainage pouch will be attached to the skin to collect waste.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your intestine will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the intestines to heal following surgery.

Small bowel resection is typically completed in one to four hours. After your operation, you will need to stay in the hospital for a few days, and it may take some time before you can return to your normal diet.

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